Hi all, first post here. Tried to post it on the ableton forum but they've changed it around and i can't work out how to post a question anymore :s
Just today I've started having a problem with ableton. I can listen to music on youtube/soundcloud etc. no problem but as soon as I open up ableton I get tones of static coming through the speakers and when I play any of the tracks I've written or play a soft synth the sound is completely distorted.
I'm running my sound through an external USB soundcard into a stereo and out the stereo speakers.
Any one have any idea what the problem could be?
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Ok just done some more tests, its all very strange. Ableton plays sound through the laptop speakers no problem. It's just when I try to use the external sound card.
When Ableton is open, music from youtube etc is completely ruined by a huge wall of static that only starts when i press play.
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OK. I've fixed it by lowering the in/out sample rate option to 3200. Why is that the case? Is there anything I can do to allow myself to work at a higher bitrate?